Produced by Burks and Alligator president Bruce Iglauer and fueled by Burks' hard-driving road band, IRON MAN (featuring seven of twelve songs written or co-written by Burks) is an electrifying slice of emotional, rocked-out blues. His fiery fretwork, gruff, fervent vocals and overwhelming intensity are captured here live in the studio. The album features some of the hottest guitar playing and most soulful singing Burks has ever recorded. Burks wields his axe like a man possessed, breathing fire into every track, whether it's the charging rocker "Quiet Little Town," the chilling blues of "Icepick Through My Heart" or his sizzling take on Free's "Fire And Water." IRON MAN is a potent dose of contemporary blues, almost crushing in its intensity.